Each week, The Broke and Bookish host a Top Ten Tuesday based on a certain bookish topic. Other bloggers are able to participate and post their own top ten list based on the topic.
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is Top Ten Books Dealing With Tough Subjects.
This list will be one of the easiest list I’ve ever written because one of my top favorite authors write books specifically about tough subjects.
So here’s my list in no particular order:
1. Burned by Ellen Hopkins
Burned talks about religion, abuse, love, and sex. The ending just completely broke my heart. ):
2. Identical by Ellen Hopkins
Identical was just…wow. It talks about twins, death, and family dynamics. The ending has scarred me forever.
3. Tilt by Ellen Hopkins
Tilt deals with HIV, drugs, sex, teenage pregnancy, and suicide, involving four different people.
4. Crank by Ellen Hopkins
Crank deals with crank, or crystal meth. There are two sequels to Crank: Glass and Fallout. It’s sad because Ellen Hopkins had to watch her daughter go through the crystal meth experience herself. ):
5. Tricks by Ellen Hopkins
What is Tricks? That was my first thought when I saw Tricks by Ellen Hopkins on the library shelf. Well, tricks is another name for prostitution. And unlike most books, Tricks by Ellen Hopkins talks about both female and male prostitution.
6. Perfect by Ellen Hopkins
Perfect is the sequel to Impulse. Perfect talks about finding ones sexuality, drugs, anorexia, and cyberbullying, telling the story of four different people.
7. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
Pushing the Limits talks about a guy’s struggle to improve his behavior to gain custody of his two little brothers and a girl’s struggle to deal with the scars her mother had left behind. Pushing the Limits had me bawling in several scenes.
8. If I Lie by Corrine Jackson
If I Lie was another book that made me cry. It deals with isolation and an entire town’s fury to a person who doesn’t deserve it.
9. Speechless by Hannah Harrington
Speechless deals with a rumor spread around that resulted in suicide. Chelsea therefore swears to never talk ever again.
10. Who I Kissed by Janet Gurtler
Did you know that peanut allergies is one of the most dangerous allergies out there – especially in schools? And…what if someone can die from a peanut butter kiss? I didn’t know about any of these, until I read Who I Kissed.
And now, I want to know, what are your top ten books dealing with tough subjects?